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5 stories to follow: July 11

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following before the weekend:

5 stories to follow: July 11

School Superintendent William Hite, left, board President William Green and other members of the School Reform Commission listen to audience members comment on the proposed budget. (Michael Bryant/Staff/April 2014 file photo)
School Superintendent William Hite, left, board President William Green and other members of the School Reform Commission listen to audience members comment on the proposed budget. (Michael Bryant/Staff/April 2014 file photo)

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following before the weekend:

1. School layoffs: The Philadelphia School District has started sending layoff notices to 342 employees, largely noontime aides and special-education assistants. And up to 1,300 workers could be laid off if state legislators don't approve a $2-per-pack cigarette tax.

2. Trial in 6-year-old's death: Jurors have begun deciding the fate of a man on trial for allegedly killing a 6-year-old boy in Camden in 2012. The boy, Dominick Andujar, has been hailed as a hero for trying to stop Osvaldo Rivera from attacking his 12-year-old sister after breaking into their home.

3. Penn State tuition: Penn State's board of trustees will consider a proposal today to raise tuition by nearly 3 percent at the school's University Park campus.

4. Schuylkill dance: "Invisible River," an arts event combining dance and a parade of boats takes place this weekend at the Strawberry Mansion Bridge over the Schuylkill River.

5. World Cup final: Germany and Argentina face off on Sunday in the World Cup final.

 

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